Newsletter - April 2023


Happy Easter!

From all of us here at Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital!


Eye See You: Veterinary Ophthalmology

When - Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm
Where - West Milford Library - 1470 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ
Come join us for an eye-opening presentation on veterinary ophthalmology at the West Milford Township Library!
Presented by Dr. Michael Brown from Animal Eyes of New Jersey, this community event promises to give pet parents a board-certified look at the inner workings of their pets' eyes!
Dr. Brown received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1992 and then performed a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
After returning to Kansas State University for a comparative ophthalmology residency, he received a Master of Science degree for his biochemical study of animal tears.
Dr. Brown’s special interests include diseases of the cornea, corneal surgery, intraocular surgery, diseases of the retina, ophthalmic photography and the role of oxidative stress and nutrition on diseases of the eye.
As always, this lecture is FREE, but seating is limited, so please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot!


Dangers of Lily Plants

There are more than 100 different varieties of lilies and they're all toxic to pets. To keep your fur babies safe, don't display lilies in your home or plant them in your garden.
The entire plant of lilies in the "true lily" or "day lily" family is extremely toxic to cats - stem, leaves, flowers, pollen, and even vase water.
Lily types toxic to cats include Easter Lily, Tiger Lily, Day Lily, Asiatic Lily, Rubrum Lily, Stargazer Lily, Wood Lily and Japanese Show Lily.
Signs of toxicity include decreased activity, drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite, dehydration, disorientation, increased urination, inability to walk and seizures.
Rarely life threatening in dogs, lily consumption can give your pooch mild gastrointestinal signs. Day Lilies contain glycoside, which can cause the heart rate to become very low.
Lilies toxic to dogs include Day Lily, Star Lily, Glory Lily, Peace Lily, Palm Lily, Calla Lily, Autumn Crocus and Lily-of-the-Valley.
Signs of toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, drooling, pawing at the face due to oral irritation and heart problems.
Pets who have consumed any part of a lily plant need immediate medical attention. This Easter, let's keep our fur babies safe by keeping them from lilies of any kind.
If your pet does get into a lily, please call us ASAP and have the lily type readily available, as early identification of the toxin and appropriate treatment are vital to minimizing damage.


Thanks for coming out West Milford!

It was great to see you all come out for our lecture last month on birds of prey! Join us this month on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. for our lecture on veterinary ophthalmology!

Skunk Season

If your dog is sprayed, keep calm and keep them outside.
Immediately check their eyes and flush them with cool, running water if they're irritated or red.
STEP 1: In a large bucket mix together

STEP 2: Apply the skunk wash with rubber gloves and avoid getting the solution in your pet's eyes or mouth. Rub the mixture vigorously through fur but don't leave it on too long, as peroxide can irritate skin and bleach fur. Rinse thoroughly.
STEP 3: Shampoo your dog with a gentle pet shampoo and rinse completely. Thoroughly towel-dry and keep your pet warm while air drying.


Happy Passover!

Wishing you prosperity, peace and joy this Passover!